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In The News: Halloween Decoration Thief Caught, Gainesville’s Central Park Seeks Trees, Jeb Bush Questions Arise With Donations, Orlando Triple Amputee Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Darci Cortes arrested, accused of stealing Halloween decorations from Hickory Hammock subdivision – A woman was arrested Thursday for stealing Halloween decorations from two homes in Winter Garden. She was recognized by a surveillance video and faces charges of burglary, grand theft, and petit theft. Orlando Sentinel City: Gainesville’s own …

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In the News: Child Pornography Investigation Leads To Arrest Of 18, ‘Accidental Activist’ Of Marriage Equality Case Speaks At UF, Obama Says He Will Keep Troops In Afghanistan, Lawsuit Challenging Fair District Amendments Thrown Out

18 arrested under Georgia internet porn and child exploitation law, GBI says – A three-month investigation by 33 state, local and federal agencies led to the arrest of 18 for child pornography charges. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, officers executed 24 search warrants in 16 counties. The Florida …

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In The News: Bruce Mozert Dies at 98, Seminole Tribe Meets With Gov. Scott, Tourist Attraction Co-founder Dies in Plane Crash, Kansas Voter ID Law Sparks Debate

Bruce Mozert, pioneer in underwater photography, dies at age 98 – Bruce Mozert passed away yesterday in his Ocala home under Hospice care. Mozert, a pioneer in the field of underwater photography, had spent 30 years as Silver Springs State Park’s official photographer. He would have been 99 in November. …

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In The News: Woman Is Charged With DUI From Periscope App; Treon Harris Next Florida Gators Quarterback; Playboy Gets New Design; Survivor Is Found After Plane Crash In Indonesia

Woman live streams herself while driving drunk, police say – A 23-year-old woman in Lakeland, Florida, was arrested and faces charges of driving while under the influence because of an escapade that she recorded on Periscope. Periscope allows its users to live stream videos directly from their phones and in …

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In The News: State Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From Seal; Florida Drivers Receive Inaccurate Licenses Due To Computer Error; Duval County Officials Object To New Charter School; Obama States Hillary Clinton Made Email ‘Mistake’

Orlando Sentinel – Politics – Senate moves toward removing Confederate flag from its seal – A senate panel voted Thursday to remove the confederate flag from the Florida senate seal. The vote was unanimous. The entire Senate will most likely vote on the change in January. Orlando Sentinel Florida drivers …

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In The News: 1 Dead in NAU Shooting, Rubio Raises $6 Million, Man Brings Skull to Publix, Alachua May Develop Community School, Art Smith Opens Disney Restaurant

Northern Arizona University shooting leaves 1 dead – One is dead and three more are wounded after a shooting early this morning at Northern Arizona University. The suspected shooter is in custody. Orlando Sentinel Skeleton found after man carries skull to shopping center – An Indian River County homeless man carried …

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In the News: Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty, 18 Floridians Aboard Missing Cargo Ship, Special Session Called For Redistricting, Amazon Launches Handmade Marketplace

Marion murder suspect, confessed hitman for Mexican cartels, pleads to California killings – Manuel Martinez, a confessed contract killer for Mexican cartels, pleaded guilty this week to nine murders in California. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has a warrant against Martinez for the 2006 murder of two men in Ocala …

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